Welcome to one of the May 20th stops on the blog tour for Imperfect Timing by Bobbie Candas, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to check out other stops on this tour for spotlights, reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of the post.
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About the Book
by Bobbie Candas
Published 20 April 2021
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Page Count: 312
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Time is ticking on this second chance at romance…
With a recent promotion and loads of confidence, Chloe Stevens has landed in sunny LA as a sales director for a leasing company. Quickly picking up on successful business strategies, Chloe also zeros in on a challenging romance option, Zane Shepard, an LA city planner. Chloe and Zane quickly discover an intriguing lust/love attraction, eventually transforming it into the perfect relationship.
After a year, Chloe is ready to take the next step, cohabitation, but instead, Zane blindsides her with the unexpected news of a breakup.
After months of sleepless nights doubting herself, Chloe decides their breakup stemmed from the issue of bad timing; she was ready to commit and he wasn’t. Armed with her theory of choosing future relationships based on matching timelines, Chloe packs up her damaged heart and moves home to Dallas. She quickly lassos a new love interest, Trey Morgan; a boyfriend with good timing who’s ready to take the plunge.
Twenty years later, Chloe’s world unravels when she discovers her marriage to Trey is riddled with infidelity and lies. Taking on a new job, she’s forced to confront her past and rebuild the confidence she had in spades when she was younger. Unexpectedly, she has a chance to take a second stab at romance, but finds her good timing mantra severely tested.
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I tried to resurrect our happiest moments. It was probably right after I turned twenty-eight. Trey and I were surprised at how quickly I got pregnant. My labor had been intense, almost twenty-four hours of surging pain, coming, going and then relentlessly returning in a more ferocious onslaught. Trey was my champion through the struggle, holding my hand, joking with the nurses, encouraging me, bringing ice chips, making me laugh, playing my favorite songs to distract me. He stuck by me at my worst and was there for the big reveal.
I still remembered his excited words. “Sweet baby Jesus, Chloe, she’s coming in for a landing. It’s her head. Just a little more. It’s happening, it’s happening. You’re awesome, doing fantastic! She’s so beautiful, so tiny.”
Then he was crying. Tall, burly Trey was crying like a baby, and our soft, sweet smelling pink bundle of a daughter was wailing, as a newborn should. I cried out of relief and my OB nurse and doctor wept from relief. It was one noisy, joyful, wet room. Happy oozed from every pore of my being and I knew Trey was in the same state of mind as we held our daughter, gazing down on the miniature oval wrinkled face, surrounded by wisps of light hair. She cemented us and our marriage in that moment. There’d been uncertainties before, but we now knew we were in it together; a strong binding force brought about by a tiny, fragile person.
About the Author
I’m a Texas girl: grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, two kids and a few cats. My husband and cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I’m a sucker for a robust discussion.
For years I’ve been involved in retail management, but have also really enjoyed writing, taking deep dives into the lives of my characters. When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I’ve been known to imbibe in a few glasses of wine and have been spotted forking into some decadent desserts while gathering with friends and family. I enjoy shopping, usually on the hunt for apparel with a weakness for shoes, and will frequently jump at the opportunity taking an unexpected trip to a far-away place.
In addition, there’s always time for reading. I keep a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, with a few tapping their toe in my Kindle as well. I bounce around genres, snoop around the best-seller lists, and on the ready for a good recommendation.
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Comments on “Imperfect Timing [Book Tour with Excerpt]”
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Hi Teresa, Thanks for your question. I’d say a challenging thing for me while writing is always trying to develop a unique voice for each major character. I want my protagonist to be likable, but also real, somewhat flawed; hopefully someone you want to hang out with. They can’t sound like someone else in a story. Hope you check out Imperfect Timing. Have an awesome weekend!
Thanks for hosting!
Thanks to Westveil Publishing for hosting Imperfect Timing, a novel about taking second chances in life and love.
This looks so sweet. Love second chances and just adore this cover!
Thanks for checking in Sue! It sounds like we have a lot in common.
Sounds like a great read.